Monday, October 11, 2010

Packless Systems Explained

My Packless System was first tested and streamline for my Pacific Crest Trail hike in 2001. Testing, results and conclusions can be read at the link above.

My homepage at
is full of trail journals, gear designs, links and stuff.
Hard to describe it all.
Starting next week, I will show you how to strip your external frame pack and create a packless system. All you need is an external frame, fabric, and sewing machine. If you want to use some larger stuff sacks you have on hand, and a few hand sewing moves, that will work too.
I posted this information at
Included at Brawnyview are links where to get fabric, hardware and ideas where to find inexpensive, used external frames.
It should be a fun project and very cost effective.
People have asked me for years to demonstrate this. Our end goal is a workable system for my readers as well as a complete How To video for YouTube .
An external frame pack can be updated, modified and customized to fit the specific needs of the owner. Because external frames last forever, you can share your pack with family and friends, adapting it to each trail as needed.
Each day next week we'll post until the video is completed and uploaded. Join me here next week as we delve into this project.

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